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    Who said camping dinners had to just be beans on toast?

    Chefs Claire Thomson and Matt Williamson talk to PRUDENCE WADE about the joys of cooking in a camper van   Chefs Claire Thomson and Matt Williamson, who gallivant around the UK with their three daughters in a VW camper van are well aware that food on camping holidays often has a pretty dodgy reputation. “People think, ‘Oh, it’s just baked beans and it’s really difficult to cook’,” says Thomson with a groan. “I personally hate baked beans, couldn’t bear to eat them!” Williamson acknowledges there’s a “misconception that everything kind of needs to come out of a jar or out of  

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    Lake Isabella campgrounds offer facilities for individual, group and RV camping

    Lake Isabella’s campgrounds are in the Sequoia National Forest.  The campgrounds operate under a concessionaire program with California Land Management. Most of the campsites can be reserved. All of the campgrounds around the lake have flush toilets, showers, fishing cleaning facilities and other amenities. Contact each campground for updated pricing. Information can be obtained at the Lake Isabella Visitor Center, 4875 Ponderosa Drive, Lake Isabella, CA or call 760-379-5646. A number of group campgrounds are located by the lake. Several campgrounds located in the surrounding Sequoia National Forest are within easy driving distance of Lake Isabella. There is also a  

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    The Hot List: Outdoorsy essentials for a Bank Holiday weekend getaway

    Ready for the weekend (Picture: Metro.co.uk) Whether it’s going to a festival, camping with the fam or relaxing in the garden, this Bank Holiday weekend is worth celebrating properly. The sun’s finally on it’s way, so it’s time to crack open some bevvies, get your favourite BBQ bits ready and enjoy your well-deserved time off. From funky pool floats and beach chairs to booze-friendly bags and portable pet beds, here’s this week’s Hot List. Festival in a Bag Camp rock. (Picture: Festival in a Bag) This camping kit-in-a-bag is here to save festival season. The tough rucksack includes a two-person  

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    Camping holidays: Checks campers must make before a holiday or risk being kicked off site | Travel News | Travel

    First-time campers are advised to get to grips with their tent before heading to the campsite. However, according to one camping expert, there are some important checks which, if they are not done, could risk holiday devastation. David Scotland, the owner of camping and outdoor equipment retailer Outdoor World Direct, has revealed that the size of your tent is crucial – particularly in the post-Covid world. He is urging travellers to check the small details of their campsite bookings before setting off for their holiday. Many campsites now set out pitch specifications, and any tent which is larger than the  

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    Blackwater Holiday – travelogue from Irish Film Institute

    “Blackwater Holiday,” a short travelogue now streaming on the Irish Film Institute’s IFI Player, will have you itching to book your next visit to Ireland. Blackwater Holiday, a short Irish travelogue, follows the adventures of a group of boys from England and continental Europe as they venture to enjoy the holiday of their lives in County Cork.  Fresh from their collaboration on the Royal Showband film The One Nighters (1963), Bob Monks and Peter Collinson (The Italian Job) came together to make this modest little film promoting canoe-camping holidays run by the Murphy family of Rathcoole in Co Cork on  

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    Angry mum divides opinion for saying snorers should be BANNED from busy campsites after sleepless night

    A FUMING mum has divided opinion after claiming people who snore should be banned from busy campsites. The mum made the claim after she said she was unable to sleep due to the loud fellow camper. 2 A mum has divided opinion after claiming noisy sleepers should be banned from campsitesCredit: Alamy Complaining on Mumsnet, she wrote: “Having finally managed to get to sleep on our mysteriously but persistently deflating air mattress someone in the field next door wakes me up making a noise like a food processor being turned on and off. “I have young kids in  

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    Holiday like a local: Five of the best camping regions in Germany

    Germans are renowned for their love of nature. And it’s no wonder – with sprawling nature reserves, soaring mountain ranges and expansive heaths, Germany has a lot to offer. So what better way to explore the outdoors than pitching up a tent? Here are five unmissable camping areas that draw Germans (and a growing number of foreigners) in.  The Black Forest You’ve probably heard Germans gushing about how scenic this particular spot is, so there’s no way it could be omitted from this list. The Black Forest (‘Schwarzwald’ in German) is located in south-west Germany, in the state  

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